Changes will take place at the top of the Endress+Hauser Group at the beginning of 2024.
Dr. Klaus Endress will give up his responsibilities as president of the supervisory board, and will be succeeded by CEO Matthias Altendorf. The new CEO of the Group will be Dr. Peter Selders, currently head of the center of competence for level and pressure measurement technology.
Steven Endress, currently managing director of Endress+Hauser UK, will become the second member of the Endress family to sit on the supervisory board.
Klaus Endress has been integral in the development of Endress+Hauser for almost 45 years. In 1979, he joined the company that his father founded. He then took over the management of the Group in 1995. In 2014, he handed over day-to-day operation of the company to Matthias Altendorf and became president of the supervisory board. In recent years, he also focused on ensuring a smooth generational change within the shareholder family.
Altendorf is slated to take over as president of the supervisory board on January 1, 2024. He will be proposed for election at the annual general meeting on 3 April 2023. According to Klaus Endress, the shareholders believe he is right person for this position. “He has known our company for 35 years and has led the Group with prudence and success for nearly a decade,” he said. “Mr. Altendorf also embodies the Endress+Hauser culture in an exemplary manner and stands for the values that distinguish our company.”
The 53-year-old Selders, who holds a PhD in physics, joined Endress+Hauser in 2004, and has led the center of competence for level and pressure measurement technology based in Maulburg, Germany, since 2019. “As head of Endress+Hauser Level+Pressure, he has demonstrated that he can lead and inspire people, that he lives and breathes our culture, and that he is capable of successfully growing a large organization,” said Klaus Endress.
“It goes without saying that the family will continue to be closely connected with the company,” said Klaus Endress. As before, it will be represented by two members on the supervisory board. In addition to Sandra Genge, Steven Endress will join the board on January 1, 2024. The 44-year-old grandson of the company’s founder has worked for Endress+Hauser since 2012 and served as managing director in the UK since 2016.
Klaus Endress will remain chairman of the family council, which decides on all important issues in the relationship between the family and the company. For years, a family charter has governed the shareholders’ interaction and their relationship with the company. Established institutions and regular meetings strengthen solidarity within the family and provide a path for members of the younger generations to become involved in the company.
Selders will be succeeded at the top of the center of competence for level and pressure measurement technology by 49-year-old Dr. Dirk Moorman, currently director of technology and member of the board of directors. As of May 1, 2023, Endress+Hauser UK will be in the hands of Iain Cropper. As a member of the board of directors, to date he has been responsible for the sales center’s operations.